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CoMo Is Where the Heart Is

MIZZOU magazine’s 2013 installment outlines why we love CoMo.

A global little city. That’s how Charles Davis, MU journalism professor, describes Columbia in an international student recruitment video. Our colorful town in the heart of the Show-Me State is a cultural oasis of art, food, music and film.

Downtown, you can smell and taste an array of international cuisine, stroll past galleries and music venues that have featured artists from every continent, and take in some of the finest foreign (and domestic) films at a one-of-a-kind cinemacafe.

CoMo’s diversity makes it unique, and Mizzou continues to shatter international student recruitment records.

With a population of 110,000 and a major university that has 120 countries represented, those countries stand out,” says John Wilkerson, assistant director of international recruitment. “It’s a less diluted international population than it is in Boston or Chicago, and students notice that. It shows in our restaurants, cultural programming, campus events, community events. There’s always an international flavor to what’s going on in Columbia.”

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